South Fremantle ruckman Brock Higgins and West Perth's Luke Meadows fronted the media at Subiaco Oval ahead of their TABtouch Preliminary Final this Sunday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
Both sides will be will be vying for a spot in the 2018 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final against Subiaco on September 23 at Optus Stadium when they meet.
THE Subiaco colts have won straight through to the 2018 WAFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium leaving Swan Districts and Peel Thunder to now battle it out against one another for the right to face them.
Subiaco joined the 2018 WAFL Finals Series on Sunday having earned the week off because of finishing on top of the ladder at the end of the home and away season to earn the minor premiership.
With Subiaco's reserves and league teams also earning the minor premierships for 2018, that meant that Leederville Oval played host to all three second semi-final match ups on Sunday with the winner of each contest to advance directly to the 2018 WAFL Grand Finals at Optus Stadium.
The West Perth Football Club has welcomed new board members as part of governance measures outlined in the West Australian Football Commission’s Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA).
The DOCA – a legal mechanism typically required to restructure a business that has entered administration – put forward by the WAFC was unanimously approved at a meeting of West Perth Football Club creditors on Tuesday, September 4.
Coolbinia FC has made history once again in the WA Amateur Football League Integrated competition winning their fourth straight premiership at Noranda's Lightning Park earlier this month.
Coolbinia were off to a flying start, kicking the first three goals of the season decider.
It wasn't long before High Wycombe fought their way back into the match kicking three of their own.
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Subiaco are through to the League Grand Final following their 18-point victory over South Fremantle at Leederville Oval yesterday.
This Sunday will see South Fremantle and West Perth battle it out for a spot in the season decider when they face off in the Preliminary Final at 2.40pm at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
East Perth have cemented a place in the Reserves Grand Final and Subiaco Colts are through to the big dance.
SUBIACO went ever so close to having all three grades straight into the 2018 WAFL Grand Finals on Sunday but its reserves were overrun by East Perth as the Lions' league and colts teams advanced and West Perth set up a preliminary final with South Fremantle in the process.
Subiaco's colts, reserves and league teams all finished as minor premiers for 2018 earning the right to hose three second semi-final match ups at Leederville Oval on Sunday.
The day began well for the Lions with the colts beating Swan Districts and then the reserves kicked the first eight goals against East Perth. But remarkably the Royals stormed home to overrun the Lions and score a dramatic win to book a place straight in the Grand Final.
In light of today's article in The West Australian newspaper, the West Australian Football Commission can confirm that the Deed Of Company Arangement (DOCA) put forward and approved by a meeting of West Perth Football Club’s creditors on Tuesday, September 4 included a number of governance changes as a condition.
New additions to the club’s Board will be part of these changes.
AFTER not cementing a league spot at South Fremantle, Ben Sokol has made the Bulldogs pay in five games since for Subiaco but the bigger picture heading into another battle is on the premiership at stake in two weeks' time.
Sokol came through the ranks at South Fremantle an exciting talent at colts level, played State 18s and then looked set to make a successful league career for himself at the Bulldogs but it just never quite happened.
The dangerous forward only managed 11 games across the 2014 and 2015 seasons with South Fremantle at league level despite kicking 39 goals as part of a reserves premiership winning team in 2015.
ANTON Hamp couldn’t quite play in a Claremont premiership as a young forward but he's now leader of the Tigers back-line, has claims to be the best WAFL key defender and hopes to help usher in a new era of success at the Tigers.
Hamp was in the early stages of his career playing as a forward in Claremont's last era of WAFL dominance which saw the Tigers win four successive minor premierships between 2010 and 2013 which resulted in three Grand Final appearances and two premierships.
He did manage to play 14 games for 17 goals across Claremont's premiership years of 2011 and 2012, but couldn’t manage a finals appearance at league level despite playing in two reserves flags.
WEST Perth's opening to the finals for 2018 couldn’t have started much worse but with a proud playing group at his disposal, coach Bill Monaghan is confident of a strong response this Sunday in the elimination final against Claremont.
West Perth might have lost its past eight matches against South Fremantle heading into last Saturday's qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, but after two losses by only a combined 13 points this season, the Falcons had good reason to go into the game confident.
West Perth started reasonably well too and were only five points down when Tyler Keitel goaled at the 10-minute of the second quarter.
THE TABtouch WAFL Finals Series for 2018 goes up a gear this Sunday with Subiaco and South Fremantle battling over a Grand Final berth as West Perth and Claremont fight just to stay alive.
The 2018 WAFL Finals Series got underway last weekend with South Fremantle beating West Perth by 98 points to advance to the second semi-final while Claremont stayed alive with a hard-fought elimination final victory against East Perth.
All that took place while Subiaco had the weekend off after becoming the first team to go through the home and away season undefeated since 1946.
THE TABtouch WAFL Team of the Year has been selected for 2018 and 20 of the 26 players named will all be taking part in this Sunday's semi finals featuring Subiaco, South Fremantle, West Perth and Claremont.
Over the course of the 2018 WAFL season, the www.wafl.com.au team selected a Team of the Round after each weekend of football.
Based on those 21 teams selected, the TABtouch WAFL Team of the Year has been named featuring 22 players and four emergencies that have earned their place in the side based on the number of times they were named throughout the season.
A group of talented West Australian umpires were recently honoured at the 2018 WA National Football League Umpire Association Presentation Awards night which was hosted by WANFLUA President McLane Edinger at the WACA.
Michael Washbourne (pictured) was awarded the prestigious 2018 John McKay Life Members Trophy. Washbourne is officiating in the WAFL League finals.
While there's no doubt with the form Nick Suban is in he could still be playing in the AFL, Suban's focus right now is on helping bring back a premiership to the Bulldogs.
Suban was surprisingly delisted by Fremantle at the end of 2017 to bring an end to his 156-game career with the Dockers that saw him be a mainstay of the AFL line-up the majority of his tenure including playing in the 2013 AFL Grand Final.
The fact he was delisted was somewhat a surprise considering he did play the last 10 games of the season with the Dockers at AFL level in 2017 and was still performing at a good enough level to deserve another contract.
TABtouch WAFL Semi Finals action gets underway this Sunday at Joondalup Arena and Leederville Oval and there are heaps of fun activities and competitions fans, friends and family can be part of.
Kick to kick is happening at all breaks and the Carlton Draught Schooner Suite Race will also be taking place at the Subiaco v South Fremantle clash.